Get your football fix with RBdigital magazines

footballThe fizzing sound of a football hitting and nestling in the back of the onion bag is a part of the lingua franca understood by all football fans around the world. This spirit of football internationalism imbues the pages of World Soccer: everything from the political chicanery of FIFA and regional football federations to the rabid rivalry between Shanghai Shanghai International Port Group FC and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC ('Come on you Red Eagles'/'There's only one team in Shanghai') is covered in this monthly publication.

Spring into Storytime with Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo’, written and illustrated by E.S. Redmond.  All of the animals in the zoo are unwell…all because of a sniffly girl.

Music e-book reviews

musicianIt’s always going to be hard writing a book about someone as closed personally as Rory Gallagher was, but this is as excellent a career overview of Ireland’s greatest guitarist as you can get, with plenty of old friends going back to his school days, to the roadcrew that he spent so much time with on the road, telling their tales, along with plenty of  Rory's own words from interviews over the years.

Spring into Storytime with Toopy and Binoo: Toopy Goes Bananas

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Toopy and Binoo: Toopy Goes Bananas’, written and illustrated by Dominique Jolin. This is a story about Toopy’s many funny adventures attempting to bring a banana to Binoo.

Embroidery and the calming power of craft

craftHere’s one I made earlier... This is a project I made from a Mollie Makes magazine a few months ago. The message might have seemed a bit corny then but now I am reminded of the calming power of craft.

Spring into Storytime with Angus All Aglow

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Angus All Aglow’, written by Heather Smith and illustrated by Alice Carter. Angus Loves sparkly things so much that he wears his grandma’s beaded necklace to school. When he is teased, his interest in sparkly things stops…or so he thinks.

Business and current affairs e-magazines

magazineThe Business Library, in the Central Library has subscriptions to 150+ magazines covering all kinds of niche interests and industries, many of them the kind of titles beloved of “Have I Got News For You”. But by far and away the most popular titles are the current affairs and business titles. Now with the library closed for the time being, I’d like to encourage people to take a look at Pressreader and RBdigital.

Spring into Storytime with Fifty Below Zero

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Fifty Below Zero’, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. Jason’s dad sleepwalks and every time Jason wakes up, he finds his dad asleep in different parts of the house, like on the fridge and in the bath. Then Jason has an idea that he hopes will solve the problem.

Freegal – Hard Rock

album coverHaving recently had a really good look into Freegal for the first time I decided to dig around and see what’s on there for those of us of a hard rock persuasion, so if the "keep calm and relax" playlist isn't for you and you have no interest in that Fiona Apple ad that seems to appear no matter what, this could be for you. I'm going to start with the bigger names and later on give a few recommendations of lesser-known bands  that I was pleasantly surprised to find on there.

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love

readingAs the pandemic mandated lock-down largely continues, albeit with some welcome easing on the horizon, there are still some wonderful opportunities for a little gentle escapism with a huge array of eBooks and eAudiobooks available with Dublin City Libraries using Borrowbox. Please note that you will need your Dublin City library card number and PIN and also to download the BorrowBox app.